Toy Story 4 is the latest target for One Million Moms, an online conservative Christian group affiliated with the American Family Association, for including two lesbian mothers in the recent Pixar/Disney film.
As per a statement from the group, the brief scene where the two mothers are dropping off and picking up their child from kindergarten is "dangerous" to viewers. "The scene is subtle in order to desensitize children," One Million Moms spokesperson Monica Cole said in a statement. “But it is obvious that the child has two mothers, and they are parenting together."
"Some in the gay blogging community have agreed that the moment 'was not groundbreaking by any standard' but continued to praise it as a 'small moment of normalization,' which is exactly why 1MM finds this to be so dangerous," Cole continued. “It has not been mentioned much in mainstream media, which could appear as acceptance when really it was because it happened so fast. But the scene was included and intentionally not announced prior to the movie release in hopes it would be kept quiet to expose as many children as possible."
Cole continued her statement for the boycott, revealing that the film was "the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation." "Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon. It is extremely common yet unnecessary. Disney has decided once again to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda and exposing children to controversial topics," the statement read.
One Million Moms has also previously complained about Mr. Ratburn's gay wedding in Arthur, as well as same-sex campaigns from the likes of Campbell’s Soup, American Girl magazine, and Zales.